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English definition of “open season”

open season

[S or U] the period in the year when it is legal to hunt particular animals → Compare close seasonHunting [U] a situation that allows or causes a particular group of people to be treated unfairly : To pass this legislation would be to declare open season on homosexuals .Advantage and disadvantage
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